SAN ANTONIO (San Antonio Business Journal) – A third of U.S. cities with populations greater than one million are right here in Texas, according to Business First.
Houston has the fourth highest population with 2.3 million. San Antonio was not too far behind at number seven with 1.4 million, and Dallas followed with a population of 1.3 million.
Business First produces weekly population estimates for states, metropolitan areas, micropolitan areas, counties, towns, cities and villages. The company uses a specialized calibrated computer formula to generate the projected populations. Their system pulls data from a decade of U.S. Census Bureau data to extrapolate growth trends.
With a total of 82 cities on the 1,000 largest-cities list, Texas ranks second only to California in number of cities listed.